CoD: Black Ops – Mission 4: How Long Did It Take You In Veteran?

Now we've all heard about mission 5 (SOG), with the barrels, where you can't shoot them and that you have to get up close to them and kick them down the hill. But that's hardly a problem to what Nave360 about to ask.

In mission 4, known as "Executive Order", the level where you are to stop the launch, there is a section at the end of the level where you are travelling through the base, but the thing is, endless amount of enemies spawn, trying to kill you. However, this section may seem easy in regular difficulty... but the fact on how easy it was in regular is not the point. Nave360 wants to know how long this took you in "Veteran Difficulty".


Tip: As people in the comments are saying if you are stuck on this level: SMOKE GRENADES ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND HERE.

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rebirthofcaos2988d ago

For my first COD I played on harden or something like that, and it was a hell unlimited respawn, I hear of that before but this is bull#hit.

Archdemon2987d ago

And this section was tedious, but still managed to do it under 30 mins.

And this guy even have smoke grenades. I used em all at the start of the level.

Venatus-Deus2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

I found SOC easy compared to this part in the tunnels.

Thank god I got the trophy, because I didn't get the following one because of the vet glitch. Its a massive problem... just search google.

Game needs to be patched and soon.

Vet is easy except these two parts which took me endless attempts.

vickers5002987d ago

Omg those f*cking tunnels. F*cking unlimited respawning enemies. Anybody that can get through that on veteran should be applauded. It was by far the hardest thing I've ever done in a game, it took me at least 30 tries.

antz11042987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

The tunnels were BULLSH%T. That and taking the hill at Khe Sahn on veteran have been the two hardest parts for me.

Oh and each took me at least an hour, tunnels b/c it was hard as hell and vietnam b/c I had no idea beforehand to kick the barrels over.

goflyakite2987d ago

Just beat the game on veteran and got 1 out of like 6 trophies because they don't unlock. -_-

Waste of time.

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princejb1342987d ago

i beat the game on veteran
and this freaking mission was the worse
it took me about a hour just to reliase i had to quick the stupid barrels down

teedogg802987d ago

LOL! Same here. I must have killed like a thousand guys before I realized that you had to cut open and kick the barrels. I was like WTF...what do I have to be doing here to proceed.

avengers19782987d ago

The enemies are endless, but you can limit the number you have to face, If you move up quickly.
After fiquring that out it only took me about 15 mins, but I played that level for quit awhile... proble 2 hrs in all.
Here's how I passed it.
I picked up an AK with grenade attachment, first room walked in and fired, quickly retreat, croch behind the two blue barrels and lauch another grenade into the room( make sure it blows up ) move behind the first recording machine on the right, then into that corner, and shoot the two or three guys that come around there. make sure you check in office room while moving to the desk at the left. Wait there and kill the two guys coming down that long hall. Move up to the wall before entering hall way. Kill the guy on the right and toss a grenade down the hall to the left. Move up to the yellow cart, then over too the doorway to your left, from there kill as many as you can and move to the stack of boxes, kill the guys coming out of the room on the right, then move into that room and down the stairs, carefully move up to the door way and kill anyone in the locker room. Move to the yellow cart on the right of that door way, be ready to toss grenades back. Your gonna have to kill a few people before moving up to the set of boxes to the right, then to the doorway up the hall to the left, make sure your gun is loaded and take out the gasmask guys coming out of the smoke they should be pretty easy to get the jump on from there, and then run through the smoke. If you constantly kill and move it doesn't seem so bad. Sitting and waiting until no enemies come only brings more and more enemies. Don't expect your team to move up until you do.

Kran2987d ago

Too much to read.... can you bitesize it? My gamer mind can't take it all :P

avengers19782987d ago

@clockback OK kill a few guys move up to cover, repeat until end of level.

sak5002987d ago

Way to enhance game time for short campaigns. I hated MW and also WAW for that of endless nade spams and now this. I'vent touched the campaign yet but i wll start off in Veteran and see how much i can go further. MW2 had it right and i had no trouble finishing it.

Steven212987d ago

Ehhhh games are too easy these days, i was very pleased on veteran that there was such a high level of difficulty not like other cod games. There were sometimes i wished my guy could just eat bullets and i could run through levels, but the difficulty made this game very good to me. One reason the game might have been harder than the rest is your allies pretty much blind fire and never really hit anyone and enemies only go after you. they will let your entire team run by jus waiting for you to pop your head up and kill you. That was probably the most frustrating part of the game

PhoenixDevil2987d ago

I havent played (or even got) Black ops but i have the other CoD games and its not about the games being "challanging" its about learning where the enemys are n planning arcordingly dying a lot of times each time learning where a few more enemys are and fighting thro, its a really cheap way of playing thro a game n i've always found that Vet difficulty forces you to play it lyk that

Not that CoD is on its own alot of games either are over easy or cheaply diffcult now adays, some games have a good balance, Demon Souls is a gd example never feels cheap, n while games lyk motorstorm are always a challange they never feel cheap, I dnt think i'll bother to pick up BO even if they do sort out the multiplayer

Steven212987d ago

Yeah but it is almost like developing a strategy and the sense of accomplishment after beating one of these levels is very good lol motorstorm is a perfect example of a hard game though, i got it at launch and still have yet to beat it haha

Dark-Cloud2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

this one wasn't hard to me , there is a mission that i really hate , i died in it more then 20 times XD , it's an open place and you must go to the end but if you just stand you get killed , i finished it when my brother came and he wanted to take the controle xD so i get mad and finished it really fast and with luck ..

i hate the idea of veteran , die really fast , this is not skill , you have to hide , if you want a really hard game you must make the gameplay hard not die faster ...

Kran2987d ago

You die after three bullets, which is annoying ¬¬

peowpeow2987d ago

I'm sure everyone strongly agrees! They need to make AI better or something similar, not take the cheap route and increase their damage.

Dark-Cloud2987d ago (Edited 2987d ago )

it seems that people like veteran , they like to hide in campaign just like in the online ... i wish if i can make a game to show you how to make a hard game and really good one .. -.-

artsaber2987d ago

Survival is about hiding. You can't do like 70% of people do online and expect to come out alive. There are times where you have to push through an assault, and there are times you have to outwit your enemy to gain an advantage. Hiding, when used effectively will allow you to mow down 3 enemies from behind when they are out looking for you online. Survival is the key to the better killstreaks that ultimately help you win the match online.

Dark-Cloud42987d ago

when i attack in cod games i kill more then 40 and i even killed 60 more then 4 times in team deathmatch !!! .. so hiding boring for me .. i want something challenging not hiding , it's just a game >.< .. i wish if game makers make a sword game and they make very hard gameplay and really kool ... T_T

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xYLeinen2987d ago


I have truthfully never liked COD SP. Grenade spam and unlimited respawn is poor game design.

I'm stuck at chapter 4 or something on veteran and it's a pain. After you destroy the rocket you go down in the basement and there is a hallway down there where you get infinite respawn. You can't even fucking see the guys way in the back. I dive forward and get to cover. But here you get stuck because if you even tip your head up you are dead.

Tried to smoke, but apparently they see through it.

Medal of Honor was maybe not the best game, but their SP beats a COD SP any day.

Kran2987d ago

Thats the part im talking about in the article :P

xYLeinen2987d ago

Guess you caught me on not reading it then >_>

Anyway, this just shows how bad certain sections how the game are, and how poor designed the SP is.

Steven212987d ago

hell no medal of honor single player sucks ass. the story is very very good but the game is beyond easy. i played on my first playthrough on hard and i could have easily beaten the game using just the knife except for in parts where you couldnt. such a joke of a game

talltony2987d ago

Thats where they want it to be challenging.

iMaim2987d ago

There's 3 parts that I absolutely loathed in this game.
1) THAT corridor in the Missile launch mission
2) Knifing the barrel in SOG
3) Painting the tank for air support while you make a mad dash to the boat

RedSoakedSponge2987d ago

i found the tank bit easy as i knew i had to run for the boat after painting the tank (finished on hardened first). I got as close as i could to the boat prior to painting the tank, then ran to the boat instantly after. did it my first try :)

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